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Old 10-26-2015, 11:14 AM
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I am thinking about mounting some overhead rod holders on the hard top My thought was to mount some of these
http://www.tackledirect.com/tigress-...od-hanger.html
to a varnished strip of mahogany then attach that to the hardtop.
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:25 AM
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I really like these from dubro

http://dubrofishing.com/collections/...der-gold-white

The reels don't swing or rattle, and it's very easy to adjust, add or remove additional hangers. I put two sets of rails on the roof inside my salon last spring and they have worked well for me.
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I agree but not all reels have the eye rings There are times when I want the small stuff out of the way.
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I have similar rod holders and they work well for spinners and small conventional reels. Mine are mounted on individual Starboard rectangles. I think they look nice that way.
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You can mix and match the Dubro's depending on what setups your hanging and they are fully adjustable. If your requirements change at a later date all you have to do is loosen a setscrew and re-adjust.
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I use some of these:
Taco Metals 4-Rod Stainless Steel/Delrin Rod Hanger Rack
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Originally Posted by Denver Dave View Post
I use some of these:
Taco Metals 4-Rod Stainless Steel/Delrin Rod Hanger Rack
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I called Boat Outfitters and had them custom cut me some King Starboard strips. I screwed the strips to the cabin ceiling and then screwed the rod hangers to the strip in order to minimize the holes I had to put in the boat.

We used the plastic, clip-type holders on the charter boat just because it was too pricey to put 16 of the metal ones in. They work fine. I just bought some extra clips because its a matter of time until one breaks. I used the metal type (pictured below) on my personal boat. IMO, they look nicer but both styles work equally well. I did the same thing with them - a strip of starboard into ceiling and then screwed the hangers to the starboard.

On the big boat we alternated fore & aft on the port side, over the dinette table. On the starboard side (helm side) we put them going in all the same way, with the reel-end aft and the rod tip end forward otherwise you would have lost headroom with the reels hanging down above the helm seat.

In order to maximize the number of rods, take your time figuring out your spacing. You want them as close together as possible but leave yourself a little wiggle room. You don't want to have to take down half the rods just to be able to get at the middle one. That is one advantage of the plastic clip / rail type hangers - they have a set screw that holds them in place so you can slide them around until you are satisfied.

BTW - Boat Outfitters customer service was awesome. I called, gave them my dimensions, told them I was in a big hurry and the strips were on my doorstep 3 days later.
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Thanks for the input guys.
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I just bought an overhead set to put in a new garage. They're made of starboard and hold 12 combos. Unfortunately, upon arrival, I realized that the ceiling in my garage is too tall to reach without a step/full ladder.

Anyone overcome this challenge and have pics available show how they have their mounted on a garage ceiling? Thought about mounting it under two garage door ceiling brackets, just not sure how to accomplish that yet.
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If you search ht there are some incredible ideas, including having them on a hinged valance that drops down by electronic garage door opener.
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Originally Posted by Re-Bait View Post
If you search ht there are some incredible ideas, including having them on a hinged valance that drops down by electronic garage door opener.
Search what and where?
If you have a link, it would be greatly appreciated.
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I used dubro and love them.
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http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...ers-cabin.html

see post 12


http://www.meltontackle.com/products...d-holders.html
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Taco ones are better because they're spring loaded to keep closed. I had the others (not sure the brand. It they looked like the Tigress and they would rotate and eventually open, dropping the front of the rod. The spring-loaded taco ones work great. They problem with installing is that if you plan to mount them to metal tubing under your t-top, you have to measure to make sure which of your rods will fit, taking into consideration how much the rod butt sticks out in the back, etc.

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